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“Close to Northwestern” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN University Plaza
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201   |  
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Evanston
Union City, United States
1 review
“Close to Northwestern”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Happy that Northwestern negotiated a special rate for students auditioning at the Bienen School of Music. Within walking distance (about 9 minutes to the Music Admin building) and many places to eat. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Glad breakfast was included since it was freezing cold outside. Wished they had replenished the hot food since we still had 30 minutes before the end of the breakfast period. A different hot food selection the next day would have been nice. Shower water pressure was weak, a variety of pillow firmness would have helped me to sleep better (all too soft) and parking is not free, but room internet access is free and can print our boarding passes in the computer room on main floor.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Evanston, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Everything is worth a 3-star hotel. Staff there is nice, although the bed is smaller than i though and a litte bit soft, but it's fine. Location is convenient, a walking distance to many resteruants. It's not the first time I chose best western, and almost everytime it does not let me regret.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Newton, MA, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This is a comfortable, convenient, and pleasant place to stay, The hotel breakfast is tasty with some variety of choice for different preferences. The room featured a comfortable bed plus a sofa and work table/chair. The whole place was spotless and the staff was helpful and pleasant. Great value for what was provided.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Look, you try to be reasonable -- understanding even -- when you write one of these things. That said, there's no reason for what we found at this dump of a hotel. Now if dirty bathrooms, no hot water or water pressure, worn out beds, and trains rumbling by your room don't bother you, this is your place! If not: run, avoid, divert. Hide.
Oh, and that free breakfast? I would have paid THEM not to eat it.

Thing is, all this stuff is correctable, if management or the wizards that run Best Western gave a single damn, but it's clear they don't. No way anybody in management would stay in this place.

Thing is, the location is excellent -- excepting the noise of the trains which roll by every 15 minutes or so, But if that was all that was wrong with this joint you might even get by calling it charming or something. As is, the trains are just a constant reminder of the bad track you went down when you walked through the doors.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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RIdgefield, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a very tired hotel that need updating. Internet was unusually slow, train tracks run right next to the hotel and are noisy, and there was no hot water for showers in the morning! I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Overall, this was a good place to stay. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good, with lots of choices (the make it yourself waffles were yummy!). The beds were comfy and the room was a decent size. The only complaint was no hot water early one morning (although it was hot later in the morning) and iffy internet connection. Also, the train is a bit loud, but didn't really bother me.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Grosse Pointe Woods, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Location and rates were fine. Room and facility acceptable appointed. Breakfast selection normal, items replenished quickly. The bed was a disaster - saggy and unsupportive in the middle of the mattress from side to side. The most I could sleep was two hours before awakening with a bad headache and sore hip. The hot water went out to several rooms on checkout morning - it was corrected within a few hours, but by then it was too late for my wife to shower. You may stay here but come prepared and do not hesitate to inform the front desk of any problems - they are responsive if informed.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
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Location: United States > Illinois > Evanston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Evanston
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN University Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 159
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